With fascinating, sickeningly accurate text written by a member of the editorial staff in the Infectious Disease Department of Elsevier, The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have is capable of startling even the most health-confident into fanatical hand washing.
Hypochondriacs can now fret appropriately and factually with this pocket guide to more than 40 disgusting, horrible diseases. All entries include symptoms, a diagnosis guide, treatment suggestions, a prognosis, and-if you are not yet infected-prevention tips. Do you suffer from insomnia? Not good…soon your whole body might attack your brain. Are you bothered by a persistent fever and swelling? Beware…maggots are likely crawling beneath your skin. Have you noticed skin tenderness and discoloration? Yikes…a small horn is probably going to sprout from your head. Because its ultra-portable, you can (and probably should) have The Hypochondriacs Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have with you at all times so at the slightest onset of an unmistakably fatal-feeling itchy rash, you can simply whip out your trusty guide, conveniently diagnose yourself, and then let the worrying begin.
Dennis DiClaudio is a humor and fiction writer, and also an improvisational and sketch comedian. He has had plays produced for the New York International and Philadelphia Fringe Festivals, is an online writer for Comedy Central, and spent several years in the editorial department of Elsevier, one of the worlds largest medical and scientific publishers. He is an expatriate Philadelphian currently living in New York.
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